There can be a lot of factors that can impact your health such as unhealthy habits or medical condition. Down below, we created a table of various factors can could pertain to you. Let us know at your appointment(s) if any of these apply to you so we can give you the best treatment.
The following table has been compiled according to the recommendations of Robert Gerwin MD, Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine, Bethesda, MD; Tim Taylor, MD and Anna Bittner, MD, of Pain Relief Home, Richmond, VA. Support studies are quoted in the text books ‘Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction’ by Travell & Simons, ‘Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain’ by Sauer & Biancalana and ‘Myofascial Trigger Points’ by Dommerholt & Huijbregts.
Conditions that interfere with sleep
Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
Urinary frequency from small bladder
Restless Leg Syndrome
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
Fibromyalgia (alpha wave intrusion)
Bedroom components that interfere with sleep
Loud alarm clock
Cordless phone(s) (high electromagnetic forces)
Room cluttered with objects
Pets sleeping on the bed
Mattresses over 8-10 years old
Pillows over 2 years old
Covers too heavy or restrictive
Spouse or partner that is restless, noisy, or generates too much heat.
Medications that can interfere with sleep
Antihistamines: Benadryl (daytime drowsiness).
Sympathetic Amines: bronchodilators and decongestants.